Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 4,5t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3/5)
Mercedes-Benz Type L 4500 R



Mercedes Maultier, Hoppe



The Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 4,5t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3/5) - crawler tracked lorry 4.5 ton, open (mule) (Sd. Kfz. 3/5) - of the Daimler Benz AG worked very well. This is an early model of the Mercedes-Benz L 4500 R Maultier. Later vehicles had the Holzfahrerhaus - wooden driver’s cab. 1,486 exemplars of the Mercedes-Benz 4.5 tons Maultier were manufactured.









The Mercedes Maultier was developed and manufactured due to production delay of the s. WS. So it was mainly used as towing vehicle for guns. In this case it was a 8.8 cm Pak 43. Sometimes the Mercedes Maultier was used as self propelled A.A. guns armed with 3.7 cm Flak guns.






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